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Saving the Scot

(The Highlanders of Balforss #4)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Louisa Robertson’s father is furious when he finds her acting on stage. Now, she’s being shipped off to America to marry some stranger her father thinks will bring out the “lady” in her. Luckily, Louisa’s maid agrees to switch places with her! Her maid will marry the American and get the wealthy lifestyle she’s always wanted, and Louisa can do whatever she damn well please ...more
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Published March 25th 2019 by Entangled Publishing LLC (Amara)
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Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read a few of the books in this series and have found them to be all very enjoyable but this could be read as a standalone. What a character Louisa was! She was certainly up for anything, including acting on the stage. So it was no surprise that she would try to thwart her father’s plans for her. Captain Ian Sinclair was very serious and appeared to have an obsession with order. They did have an attraction for each other but each had secrets that could affect their feelings for each other ...more
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
By Jennifer Rupp writing under Jennifer Trethewey

Book: Saving the Scot
By: Jennifer Trethewey

Series: The Highlanders of Balforss, Book #4

Release Date: 3/26/2018

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of)
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Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

In the end of “Forgetting the Scot” Ian had just received word from General Robertson and was very excited about hopefully ge
Josie Jaffrey
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was utter perfection. I was having a really awful day and just wanted something escapist and wonderful to wrap myself in like a warm hug. This fit the bill brilliantly.

Be warned: there will be spoilers from this point on.

This story follows Ian, one of the sons of the Laird, as he attempts to earn an army commission by ferry the General’s daughter across the Atlantic to marry her off to an American. But the General’s daughter, Louisa, is far from happy about this. She wants to be an act
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
Saving the Scot was a fabulous read full of adventure thanks to a very opinionated and unconventional heroine. All Louisa Robertson wanted to be is her own woman and follow her dreams of being an actress. Something that blew up in her face big time once her father, General Sir Thomas Robertson AKA the Tartan Terror, discovered her on the stage. With a nickname like 'Daughter-from-Hell' he somehow arranged a marriage for her in America. Great job dad! Assigned to perform this task is poor captain ...more
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Saving the Scot
The Highlanders of Balforss #4
By Jennifer Trethewey

Louisa Robertsin is what I would call a handfull, since her father is away she decides that she's going to take up acting which doesn't go the way she expected because her father comes home unexpectedly and is absolutely furious when he finds her acting on the stage. He has warned her time and again that if she causes one more problem he will find her a suitable husband which is something she does not want.

Now Louisa is bei
Lori D
What is better than a strong Scot and a fiesty heroine that does not at first appear as she should? Not much and I can honestly say Jennifer Tretheway is a master of creating a story that will grab you on the first page and not let go until the end. But even then you will be left longing for the next fabulous tale!
Louisa has finally pushed her father to the end of his tolerance when he finds her acting on stage dressed as a man. What could be wrong with that? You see her father is a General and
Pelusa Rivera
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a cute story and this is new author for me, or atleast I think it is and since I read so many books I am going to go with that. So we meet Louisa who is known as the Daughter-from-Hell, she really is not a bad person but unfortunately for her she is misunderstood and she does not want to marry and have a husband ignore her and leave her on her own with as she puts it a pat on her head. Since her father is in the military that is how she feels that marriage is since her mother died while ...more
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Jennifer Trethewey, and I found ‘Saving the Scot’ a lovely romance. The book follows L0uisa Robertson, who has been sent to America, to marry a man she doesn’t know, by her father, who believes this will solve all his problems. He has enlisted the help of Ian Sinclair but unbeknownst to him, Louisa switches places with her maid. Her plan is to live a life on the stage, whilst her maid will live a life of wealth. However, the sparks soon begin for Ian and Louisa, and what ...more
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed reading this historical Scottish romance. Loved Luisa's mischievous personality. She embarks on a journey to America with her maid who after much persuasion agrees to take her place when her father forces her to marry. She meets Captain Ian when he is entrusted with her safe arrival to America.
Ian is a strong, kind man who allows Luisa to be herself and appreciates her thirst for knowledge and the theat
Melissa Laird
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by this authour I really like the main characters Lousia and Ian. I felt bad for Lousia being carted off to America just for being herself. When Mairi and Louisa decided to switch places I hoped things wouldn't go down in flames and glad everything worked out in the end. I would have liked to here more about who Reverend Wynterbottom truly was
Feb 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an advanced reader's copy of Saving the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I had never read anything by Jennifer Trethewey before this, but I did enjoy her writing style if not this particular novel.

The good: I found the novel to be well written and the dialogue between the characters (primary characters as well as secondary) in that time period was amusing. The plot was not new/different, but it was well written.

The bad: nothi
Tracy Emro
Mar 10, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 stars - rounded up.

Louisa Robertson is known far and wide as the General's daughter from hell - a title that she more than lives up to. The story opens with Louisa's father pulling her off stage during a performance of Twelfth Night, where is performing the part of Viola, dressed in trousers. Her father is furious and makes it clear that she has finally pushed him as far as he will go. He tells her that she will be married by the end of the summer.

Ian Sinclair longs to return to the army, s
Niki (mustreadalltheromance)
First off, as LEO wife this book's dedication got me in the feels right to start with. It's a tough time to be a first responder, so thank you Ms. Trethewey for acknowledging our everyday heroes.

Our heroine Louisa Robertson has found her love in acting on stage, but when her father discovers her activities he is livid. The angry Highland general follows through on his threat to ship her off to America for marriage to a man she's never met, but who he hopes will bring out more ladylike behavior i
Meghan Lloyd
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
With a large portion of the story occurring on a ship and the majority of the rest in America, this is not your everyday Scottish romance! Which is really what made it so enjoyable, the unique settings and people the main characters came into contact with throughout the story. The book also touched on some really interesting historical subjects, like indentured servants and women on the stage in the early 19th century. If you like history, romance at sea, and braw Scottish heroes, you will enjoy ...more
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Saving the Scot is a hijinks tale of mistaken identity, secrets, and outright lies that make the reader wonder which Scot needs to be saved most. Louisa is the spoiled motherless little sister who terrorizes her father with her refusal to do anything conventional. Since he spends so much time away either on the battlefield or in military training, she’s been left to her own devices, which has led her to the debauched life of play-acting. On the public stage. Ian’s battle scars are more than skin ...more
Linda Walters
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Really early on in the book I found myself amused by an observation I made about the two M.C.'s. Ian HAD to have order in his life. It was his quirk, his obsession. Louisa was Chaos. Everywhere she went she stirred things up. The story often showed that too.

I have mixed feelings about this book. There were parts that I really liked and others not so much. I guess one of those parts that I didn't like so much was when Louisa did some really stupid stuff. That phrase TSTL came to mind at least on
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this adventurous read and a journey across the Atlantic. What seemed like a simple deception, playing a role, soon turned into a much-complicated problem because now there is no turning back. Saving the Scot is a sweet and romantic read. It is a story about two people who are doing something they don't want to do, they have envisioned their lives different, yet fate always intervenes.
All Louisa Robertson wants is freedom to pursue a carrier is acting. Unfortunately, her
Danielle Urban
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Saving the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey was a unique twist to both the time period and to the characters. Each protagonist complimented what the other one lacked. It felt so right that they were paired together. Their destinies were forced but each one made it to where they belonged. I could not stop laughing.

The heroine was a breath of fresh air. Her fowl words at times and her personality shined like bright stars in a dark sky. She was bold when it came to running away from her dad and the prosp
This is the fourth book in The Highlanders of Balforss series. I have not read the other three in the series, but this is not an issue as each book can be read as a standalone. 

Louisa Robertson has infuriated her father for the last time. After he catches her acting on stage, he announces that he has arranged for her to be married and she is to be escorted to America to meet her groom. Loiusa has no plans to marry and hatches a plan with her maid to trade places the only problem her father has e
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Louisa Robertson’s father aka the Tartan Terror is furious when he finds her acting on stage. Now, she’s being shipped off to America to marry some stranger her father thinks will bring out the “lady” in her. Luckily, Louisa’s maid Mairi agrees to switch places with her! Her maid will marry the American and get the wealthy lifestyle she’s always wanted, and Louisa can do whatever she damn well pleases for the first time in her life.
Highlander Ian Sinclair served under the Tartan Terror but left
Candy Briggs
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Louisa Robertson is the daughter of General Sir Thomas Robertson AKA the Tartan Terror. She is known as the General's daughter from Hell. She is always in trouble but she wants the same freedom as her brothers but at this time it ain't going to happen. I feel for her through out this book, what she gets herself and even other people into would surprise you.. She has a heart of gold and is a sweet girl, but. She gets herself in a mess this time because she wants to act and in the middle of the pl ...more
Joanna Szabo
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
SAVING THE SCOT was sweet, fun, and a bit adventurous—exactly what I needed in the moment. While reading, I often found myself taken by surprise at just how kind and understanding the hero, Ian, always was. His mental health struggles were also handled with grace and understanding by both the narration and the protagonist, Louisa. Despite the main concept largely revolving around a significant deception, this wasn't a huge drawback for me, as it was not done with ill intent, and the issues with ...more
Amy Alvis
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Louisa and Ian's story!!

Ian just needs to get his former commanding officer's daughter across to America and he will be given a much wanted assignment. He has been warned that the daughter will be a handful, but is pleasantly surprised when she doesn't' cause any trouble. It is her companion that he keeps butting heads with.

Louisa and her ladies maid have exchanged identities. Her father has sent her off to get married and all she wants to do is be an actress on stage. Her ladies maid w
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Saving the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey is book 4 in the The Highlanders of Balforss Series. This is the story of Louisa Robertson and Ian Sinclair. I have read the previous books but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Ian wish to return to the army and when his former Captain asked to see him he thinks he will be getting his commission. But what Ian received was a order to take the Captain's daughter to America to be married and he will then give him the commission he
Carole Burant
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All Louisa Robertson wants to do is become an actress but her father is completely against it and forces her to sail to America to marry a man he's chosen for her. She is to sail under Captain Ian Sinclair's protection and in return Ian will get the army commission he's been wanting. Little does he or her family know that Louisa and her maid, Mairi, have switched identities!! What follows is a sea voyage with all kinds of adventure!

I really loved the story and I also love that the two main char
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Louisa Robertson desperately wants to be an actress. The idea of crowd of people all admiring her, loving her is what she wants. She's the daughter of a man who has usually put his service to the Army before his family. Louisa has done many things and risked her reputation more than likely as just a cry for attention.
Captain Ian Sinclair likes the sea, but would much rather be back in the Army. He is hoping he will be able to get a new commission. Our hero has a little problem with obsessive co
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only love.

A conniving Louisa talks her maid into changing places when her father ships her off to marry an American. Her maid has no problem with this ploy, but pretending to be a lady does have it's pitfalls. Louisa, known as the Daughter-From-Hell, is looking forward to her freedom to be an actress in America, but it's hard to subdue her true nature to be a maid, especially around the handsome Captain of the ship. Smitten from the first time he saw Louisa, Ian Sinclair has a hard time keeping
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Louisa is a hellcat. Ian is back with his fastidious rules. Together they spark numerous fireworks. There is never a dull moment when they are around. Louisa is trying to reinvent herself and not doing a really great job of it. Ian is trying to find the perfect order for his life. The story is filled with all the funny moments and mishaps that take place as these two strong willed characters bump heads together. There are several people in the story wearing masks for different reasons who will e ...more
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the books in this series have been good but if I must pick a favorite, it would be this story of Ian and Louisa. Seeming from the beginning to be almost be star crossed lovers, it was a long journey for the two of them to find their way.

I also loved all the characters: Mary, Luisa's maid who was so willing to switch places with her and move to a strange new land and marry a man she had never met. Mr. Peter who is first mate and all grown up from the first story of Alex and Lucy, (which is my
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read the couple of the ones before this one how could I ignore this one? I was transported right away in this one when the fine Scot in this has or will have his hands full. Ian has to deliver a bride to a intended in America but he will have a battle he has not encountered before. Lousia pulls a fast one with it also having me chuckle a time or two with her shenanigans. The heat on the ship though will also rise to some dangerous levels where the others better be careful. The relationshi ...more
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Jennifer Trethewey is an actor-turned-writer who has moved her performances from the stage to the page. In 2013 she traveled to Scotland for the first time, where she instantly fell for the language, humor, intense sense of pride, and breathtaking landscape. Her love for Scotland was translated into her first series of historical romance novels, the Highlanders of Balforss. The sexy, adventurous f ...more

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